"Washington, DC: J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, attacks the methods of lenient parole boards in releasing known criminals." sound of J. Edgar Hoover speaking (2) "Quantico, VA: Machine-guns rattle as Federal agents 'raid' a prop gangster hideout." sound of pistol firing range, machine guns at night. (some parts silent in this partial newsreel without narration)
(1) "The General of the Army receives a riotous reception on his arrival in Washington. More than a million people forget the heat and humidity to roar their welcome to the man who has been termed one of the greatest generals in history. His message to Congress is a message to all Americans, as he pleads for unity in the war to be won. London: General Eisenhower is given the freedom of the city, an honor that has been granted to but five Americans. Another symbolic honor is the presention...
"The cleverest anti-Nazi propaganda yet! You will howl with glee when you see and hear what our London newsreel friends have cooked up for Hitler and his goose-stepping armies. The 'Nasties' skip and sway in tune to the Lambeth Walk!" - humorous editing of German newsreels to make fun of Hitler and the Nazis. (partial newsreel) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
"Washington, DC: Gen. John J. Pershing, commander of the A.E.F. in France, says the 'Allies are fighting a war for civilization' and urges the country to send them unlimited supplies of planes, arms and ammunition!" (speech sound) (partial newsreel)
(1) "When the Allies recover their composure after the Nazi surprise break through on the Western front, they quickly go into action. Supplies are rushed to the front as civilian evacuees stream to the rear. Mines are laid, road blocks set up, the woods are combed for Nazi paratroopers, and Yank artillery roars into action. Clear weather enables fleets of Allied bombers to disrupt Nazi communication lines with hundreds of tons of bombs. Fleets of transport planes parachute badly needed... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
(1) "Germany's 'Secret' Weapon England: Here are the first motion pictures of the Nazi robot bomb, launched from the French coast and scattering death and destruction over a large section of southern England. Anti-aircraft fire brings the rocket bombs down as home defenses are tightened against this new menace." (2) The Allies Take Elba "Veteran French commandos and colonial troops supported by Americans. British and French warships invade this island off the Italian coast famed...
(1) Truman Announces Germany's surrender - "President Truman officially proclaims V-E Day, as Germany submits her unconditional surrender to Gen. Eisenhower's headquarters in Reims." (2) [silent with some sporadic sound] Rise and Fall of the Nazis - "Militant Germany is shown on the march against Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland. The rush of the Panzer divisions through the Lowlands causing the downfall of France, the humiliating British retreat from the beaches of Dunkirk, the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
"Lakehurst, NJ: Humming over metropolitan New York in the dawn, the huge dirigible 'Hindenburg' reaches her base at the Naval Air Station with shining honors for the fastest crossing of the North Atlantic ever made by a commercial passenger aircraft. The tremendous Zeppelin carries more than a hundred persons across the sea, many of them of international fame. Brought safely to land, the ship is lodged in a waiting hangar as thousands upon thousands of sightseers gather from near and far...
"Eads, Colorado: Spectacular scenes reminiscent of the Old West are revived as cowboys start their annual round-up of four thousand steers from the summer ranges in the mountains to the winter grazing grounds in the lowlands." - no sound
1/20/50 Texas - Restrictions are eased to permit the entry of Mexican farm labor for work. Under international agreement and contracts, once illegal entrants may now work for specified periods on valuable crops. Volume 23 Number 319 Topics: immigration, mexico, labor
Chicago, IL: Impressive views of the Canadian Essex Scottish fighting unit, wearing plaid kilts designed for the ancient clan of McGregor, marching along the Avenue of Flags at the Century of Progress Exposition, during an official visit to the Fair. (some parts silent of this partial newsreel without narration)